These are a few things that I’ve had with me for nearly a decade now. I use them often, if not daily, and I quite like the way they’ve aged.
I did a lot of work in school relating to the choices and applications of real, solid materials based on how they wear and age- developing a story of use throughout a product’s lifecycle. While my work doesn’t pertain to this at present, I still appreciate products that do and tend to select purchases based on durable and servicable designs that will last a long time.
I generally find disposable goods to be one of the saddest, most disappointing things about industrial design and consumerism that we’ve developed yet. I understand there’s a time and a place, but I make an effort to avoid them.
Pictured: Benchmade Griptilian, Black Diamond Neutrino wiregate carabiner, and a Staedtler 2mm lead holder.
So, what have you carried with you over the years that’s developed a story over time? How does it look and what makes it special to you?